17th Century

I came across the following while researching a line for a client. Although this particular document did not prove relevant to my research, I thought it was worth sharing with my readers. The document I examined is a typed copy of an original that describes the inter-generational custody, over eight generations, of a family heirloom, [...]

As genealogists in New England we are all familiar with the story of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay, the pilgrim separatists and the puritans, of Governors Bradford and Winthrop, of the Great Migration, and of the vast chronicle from the Mayflower to Bunker Hill and beyond. But what about New Hampshire?  I think sometimes many consider [...]

As a genealogist you might have deep knowledge of the history of an area, the laws and customs governing records and why they were produced.  You might have expertise in searching and locating records.  You might have superb analytic skills, able to piece together direct, indirect and negative evidence, resolve contradictions and make persuasive arguments [...]

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